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Jan 12, 2013 6:30pm PST
. >> you're not going to be looking at the computer. >> reporter: but is training enough? cal post has invested $200,000 to fund a study to quantify how distracted driving affects officers. >> multitasking is a myth. it ain't there. >> reporter: dr. brian vila oversees the research at washington state university. he says no police agency wants this. in austin, text, a vehicle driven by a police officer ran a stop sign and struck this motorcyclist. >> i just didn't pay attention. hit send. >> reporter: the officer admitted he was using a dashboard computer. and police in ft. wayne, indiana, are using new technology that shuts down most computer functions when the car is moving faster than 15 miles an hour. >> if i could get you to stare here. >> reporter: in the study sensors track the officers' eye movement and heart rate in this simulator designed to mimic the inside of a police cruiser. the officer must stay within 100 feet of this car at 55 miles an hour while checking and tapping a monitor when they see key words. >> when somebody's killed or injured, when they hit someone else, wh
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